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by Obayan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: dealing with a depressed spouse...
Replies: 29
Views: 14792

get over it is a polite way of saying shut up i'm tired of hearing this. One thing I would do, is sit down and confront her saying "i know you don't believe in depression and have little compassion for it, but this is how I am feeling and if you truely care for me, you will try to find enough s...
by Obayan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Stress. Heh.
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Any time you are having difficulties it's always best to talk to a school advisor or the professor to see what options are available to you. Most schools and/or professors will make allowances for almost every type situation. They want to see you succeed, not fail and will try to help all they can t...
by Obayan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: physical symptoms of depression/anxiety grr
Replies: 5
Views: 1776

The mind will affect the body just as the body will affect the mind. However, some of these symptoms can also be explained by a multitude of physical problems as well. It's always best to check with a doc to make sure it's the depression and not an illness.
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I will keep it short....
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

You aren't alone anymore. :)
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Family and Friends of People Living with Depression
Topic: She says I am the reason...
Replies: 2
Views: 3387

First off, you cannot take responsibility for someone else's actions/thoughts/words/decisions. You don't have that kind of power. Second, you can't "fix" someone else either. It sounds like she's been doing what we are famous for, wearing a mask and keeping up appearances as best we can. E...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: Finally got a little more sleep.
Replies: 1
Views: 693

I have a lot of trouble sleeping too. Sleep deprevation has some very serious side affects. I'm glad you were able to finally sleep again. I tried sleeping aids but most of them made me feel like a zombie the next day, however, i think changing the time you take your meds each day is a good idea. I ...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: delete
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Self diagnosis and self medicating is never the right choice. Alcohol and drugs distort the thinking process. Doesn't depression do that enough? Plus, once you sober up, the same problems are still there waiting to be dealt with, plus a whole new set from the actions/words/behavior we exibit while i...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: My story *possible triggers*
Replies: 1
Views: 725

I know how frightening it is, but you really do need to speak to a counselor. You don't have to take meds even if they prescribe them. Just tell the counselor that you prefer to find another method of treatment and refuse to take medication you feel could potentially become harmfull or have side aff...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: I will keep it short....
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Never feel sorry for needing help. Needing help is not a sign of weakness or failure. It's a sign of being human. We all need help at some point or another in our lives. Seeking help when we need it is one of the most responsible things we can ever do. It shows the maturity in being able to recognis...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: How I Got Here....
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Talking is a great start to healing. Talking to a therapist or counselor can help you in making great strides towards healing. Therapy, medication, meditation, healthy diet, proper hygien, exercise, these are all just tools that help us to achieve our goals. Some we use, some we discard. I do hope y...
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

We have to add up the baby steps. :) But it looks like you have a good lead in the right direction. :)
by Obayan
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: hi my name is sal (triggering material)
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Hi. welcome to the forums. I use the "my story" section as kind of a journaling space because i don't like to blog. But if you like to blog, we have that too. :) We also have a chat room here at Depression Understood. :)
by Obayan
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: *waving hello* to everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Welcome to the forums. :)
by Obayan
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Warmsoul's Corner
Topic: Counseling after 15 years of marriage
Replies: 2
Views: 468

LOL omg! sounds like something my husband would say!
by Obayan
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: Genuinely alone and overdosing (triggering material)
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Being too polite to say is not a good way to handle things with your doctor. The doc cannot adequately help you if they don't know the whole story and the truth. Look at it this way, this is a person who has dedicated their entire career and life to helping others. By not being open and honest, you ...

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